Afternoon Seminars@CMIST - Nicholas J. Cox - The good, the bad and the ugly: Logic, psychology and taste in statistical graphics
|Starts:||16:00 18 Nov 2014|
|Ends:||17:15 18 Nov 2014|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Nicholas J. Cox|
In this Afternoon Seminars@CMIST event, Nicholas J. Cox from the Durham University will deliver a talk entitled 'The good, the bad and the ugly: Logic, psychology and taste in statistical graphics'.
Abstract: Graphing data and the results of analysing data is centuries old as part of statistical analysis. Over the last few decades, the field has been rejuvenated by new ideas such as exploratory data analysis , by wider access to computing, and by the challenge of information graphics in particular and all kinds of visualization generally. Yet many researchers neglect the possibilities of graphics, some commonly used graphs have been oversold, poor graphics remain common and many good ideas are little used. In this talk I offer a variety of examples at different levels, presuming only a broad interest in analysing data and not assuming dedication to any particular software. The underlying theme is banal but also fundamental: encoding data as graphics is of little or no use unless decoding graphics as insight or information is easy and effective.
Nicholas J. Cox https://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/staff/geogstaffhidden/?id=335
No need to register; all welcome. Tea & coffee provided.
Nicholas J. Cox
Organisation: Durham University
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